Sundance Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Utah in USA. The resort is in the town of Sundance, UT. We recently ranked all of Utah's ski resorts, so you can see where Sundance stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Sundance is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Sundance Ski Resort.
Sundance Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Sundance has a total of 45 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 450 acres, Sundance Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 182 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.
Sundance's slopes see on average 320 inches (126 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet a year!
Sundance Ski Resort Elevation
Sundance Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,250 feet, or 2,514 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,150 feet (655 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 8,250 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Sundance Ski Resort Difficulty Level
57.9out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Sundance has 450 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Sundance's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 40% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 40% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Sundance Ski Resort good for beginners?
Sundance is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 60% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Sundance Ski Resort Location
Sundance Ski Resort is located in the state of Utah, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Sundance, UT.
Sundance, UT 84604 USA
View on Google Maps
Getting to Sundance Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sundance Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.41000, -111.58000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Sundance, UT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Sundance Ski Resort.
|Salt Lake City International Airport||SLC||Salt Lake City, UT||33 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Sundance.
|Provo-Utah Lake International Airport||PVU||Provo, UT||15 mi|
|Ogden Hinckley Airport||OGD||Ogden, UT||59 mi|
|Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport||RKS||Rock Springs, WY||154 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sundance Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Sundance Ski Resort.
|Snowbird||Snowbird, UT||11,000 ft||83%||12 mi|
|Brighton||Brighton, UT||10,500 ft||53%||13 mi|
|Alta||Salt Lake City, UT||10,550 ft||53%||13 mi|
|Deer Valley||Park City, UT||9,570 ft||65%||14 mi|
|Solitude||Salt Lake City, UT||10,035 ft||53%||15 mi|
|Park City Mountain||Park City, UT||10,000 ft||76%||19 mi|
|Woodward Park City||Park City, UT||6,840 ft||14%||24 mi|
|Nordic Valley (Wolf Mountain)||Eden, UT||6,400 ft||42%||30 mi|
|Powder Mountain||Cedar Valley, UT||9,422 ft||58%||36 mi|
|Eagle Point||Huntsville, UT||10,600 ft||53%||59 mi|
|Snowbasin||Orangeville, UT||9,350 ft||62%||80 mi|
Sundance Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,250 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,150 ft|
(20% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 40% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||320 inches|